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Bay Area CouncilTrainingBASIC (REQUIRED)

Basic Training

A cornerstone of the Boy Scout programs is training. Some of these training courses are conducted by districts and some by the council; others are available through my.scouting.org. (You must create/have an account to access your training record.)

Also, if you need a training and we are not offering it at this time, please feel free to check the Sam Houston Area Council for more training opportunities.

 

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub Scout leaders is a one-day training event that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout, and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete BALOO training in order to apply for tour permits.

TIME: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

DATE:
October 22, 2016 (Register by October 12, 2016) REGISTER HERE
March 25, 2017
September 23, 2017

PLACE: First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 Road West, Dickinson, TX 77539

COST: $15, Food will be provided, but participants in BALOO training will be doing the cooking!

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

WHAT TO BRING:
Class A shirt
Eating utensils

Paper & pen
Camp chair
Bug spray (Just in case)
Rain gear (Just in case)

 

Chartered Organization Representative Training

The Chartered Organization Representative Training (Course D72) is for the Chartered Organization Representative (CR) who has not completed their training to become a “Trained Leader.” This training is the in person training that the BSA requires for CRs. Required online training for CRs include Youth Protection (Course YPT01 for all but Venturing, Ships, and Posts which require YPT02 instead), This is Scouting (Course WA01), and Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start (Course D62).

Once all the above training is completed, the CR is considered a ‘trained leader’ for their specific position and authorized to wear the respective Cub Scout (Red) or Boy Scouts/Venture/Exploring (Green) patch.

TIME: TBD

DATE: TBD

PLACE: TBD

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Chartered Organization Representatives, Chartered Organization Executive Officers

COST: Free

CONTACT: Lisa Stegman at lisa.stegman@scouting.org

REGISTER BY: TBD

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 

Commissioner Basic Training

A trained commissioner is an effective commissioner. This is a six-hour course designed for unit commissioners, new-unit commissioners, district and assistant district commissioners, and roundtable commissioners.

Topics include budgets, retention, membership, leadership development, fundraising, conflict management, communication, advancement, BSA policy, charter organizations, etc.

TIME: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

DATE: TBD

PLACE: TBD

COST: Free, you may bring your own lunch or purchase it from Kelly's Country Kitchen next door.

CONTACT: Lisa Stegman at lisa.stegman@scouting.org

REGISTER BY: TBD

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 

Cubmasters & Assistant Cubmaster Training

This course is intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack.

TIME: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

DATE: August 6, 2016

PLACE: St. Michael's Church, 100 Oak Drive South, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

COST: Free

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at adsjeffcoat@gmail.com or Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

REGISTER BY: August 1, 2016

REGISTER HERE

 

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

Leader Specific Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Den leaders (tiger wolf, bear) and Webelos den leaders are provided with the information and tools needed to conduct successful den meetings. Cubmasters and pack committee members are provide with information and tools needed to successfully plan a successful pack program.  These trainings can also be taken online.

 

Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training is basic training for Boy Scouts interested in becoming den chiefs for a Cub Scout den, and for adult leaders who wish to know more about this vital position. This course can be taken online.

 

Den Leader Position-Specific Training

This is for Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear den leaders and is intended to provide them with the experience, basic information, and resources they need to conduct successful den meetings. It is also designed to address some of the primary skills that den leaders need.

TIME: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

DATE: August 6, 2016

PLACE: St. Michael's Church, 100 Oak Drive South, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

COST: Free

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at adsjeffcoat@gmail.com or Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

REGISTER BY: August 1, 2016

REGISTER HERE

 

District Operations &
Commissioner New Tools and Orientation Training

DISTRICT OPERATIONS TRAINING: Learn the major taks and functions of the District Committee Chair and its members. This training is open to all District Committee members.

COMMISSIONER NEW TOOLS & ORIENTATION TRAINING: Scouting professionals and volunteers have likely seen new my.Scouting Tools appear when they log in to MyScouting.org. Learn how to use the new tools and get your questions answered.

TIME: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

DATE: TBD

PLACE: TBD

COST: TBD

CONTACT: Lisa Stegman at lisa.stegman@scouting.org

REGISTER BY: TBD

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) &
Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on IOLS course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout troops and Varsity Scout teams, in order to be considered "trained."

OWLS is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges.

TIME & DATE:

October 1-2, 2016, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, Register by September 21, 2016, REGISTER HERE

December 29-30, 2016, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (You must attend BOTH days and you may Camp Overnight at Camp Karankawa), Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, Register by December 19, 2016, REGISTER HERE

COST: $30

PLEASE NOTE: Training courses are open to anyone regardless of your Council or District, so sign up today.

PLEASE BRING:
Boy Scout/Webelos Handbook

tent & sleeping gear
camp chair
eating utensils
compass & pocket knife (If you have one)
paper & pen
uniform and rain gear (depending on the weather).

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov or Carlos Armintor at armintor@hotmail.com

 

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training

This training is for any current untrained Merit Badge Counselors and those considering being Merit Badge Counselors.

TIME: 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

DATE: Saturday, August 6, 2016

PLACE: St. Michael's Church, 100 Oak Drive South, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

COST: Free

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at adsjeffcoat@gmail.com or Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

REGISTER BY: August 1, 2016

REGISTER HERE

 

Pack & Troop Committee Training

The Pack and Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the Pack or Troop, setting policy, and helping the Cubmasters and Scoutmaster with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for boards of review. This is an important responsibility and is one area where help is always needed and appreciated. The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee.

TIME: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

DATE: August 6, 2016

PLACE: St. Michael's Church, 100 Oak Drive South, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

COST: Free

CONTACT: Alicia Jeffcoat at adsjeffcoat@gmail.com or Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

REGISTER BY: August 1, 2016

REGISTER HERE

 

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader Training

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Basic Leader Training is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops.

TIME & DATE:

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m,.-1:30 p.m., St. Michael's Church, 100 Oak Drive South, Lake Jackson, TX 77566, REGISTER HERE (Register by August 1, 2016)

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8-11 a.m., then 1 -4 p.m., Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480, REGISTER HERE (Register by November 9, 2016)

COST: $5

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@twpd.texas.gov or Dave Barker at barkerscout1@gmail.com

PLEASE BRING:
Boy Scout Handbook
Paper & pen

 

This training package is open to all but you must attend ALL FIVE sessions for credit:

The Scouting Experience - SM/ASM Training, Five Part Series 2016

"THE SCOUTING EXPERIENCE"

Although "The Scouting Experience (TSE)" is a new approach to SM/ASM training here at Bay Area Council (BAC), it has decades of history at other councils. One of the developers of TSE at the Stanton Island Council is a 50-year BSA-veteran Rudy Lazides (former T603 SM in League City and currently an Assistant District Commissioner).  Rudy is serving as the TSE Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and Roger Boyer is serving as the SM (or course director). 

TSE places the participants (i.e. adult leaders who wish to go the extra mile in SM/ASM training) into patrols of a Troop (i.e. T574, which coresponds to our Council's number in BSA).  TSE covers the material offered by both the SM/ASM leader specific training as well as the Introductory Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).  It does not cover the Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) training (which is specific to Webelos and not required for SM/ASM training).

ABOUT:

This will be a different offering of Scoutmaster/Assistant Scout Master training. Instead of doing it in two parts it will be done in FIVE SESSIONS with one of the sessions being a weekend campout for the IOLS portion of the training.

REGISTRATION (You must attend all FIVE dates)

PART 1: 7 p.m., September 28, 2016 - Patrol Method, First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 West, Dickinson, TX 77539

PART 2: October 1, 2016 - Scoutmaster Outdoor Skills, Camp Mohawk, 110 County Rd 193, Alvin, TX 77511

PART 3: 7 p.m., October 12, 2016 - Model Troop Meeting, First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 West, Dickinson, TX 77539

PART 4: October 21-23, 2016 - Troop Campout, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480

PART 5: 7 p.m., November 2, 2016 - Court of Honor Graduation for the Scouting Experience, First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 West, Dickinson, TX 77539

COST: $35

WHAT TO BRING (ALL):
Copy of
BSA Medical Form (Please bring to the first session.)

WHAT TO BRING FOR SM/ASM:
Scoutmaster Handbook

WHAT TO BRING FOR IOLS:
Boy Scout/Webelos Handbook
Camp chair
Eating utensils
Compass & pocket knife (If you have one)
Paper & pen
Uniform and rain gear (just in case).

CONTACT:
Steven Bradford, steven.bradford1@gmail.com
Rudy Lazides, rlazides@aol.com

REGISTER BY: September 18, 2016

REGISTER HERE

 

Venture Crew Leader Training

This training is designed to introduce adult Venturing crew leaders to the basic information needed to operate a crew.

TIME: 8:30-12:30 p.m. (Four hour course)

DATE: October 15, 2016

PLACE: First United methodist Church, 200 FM 517 West, Dickinson, TX 77539

COST: Free

CONTACT: Andy Tirpak at andy.tripak@tpwd.texas.gov

REGISTER BY: October 8, 2016

REGISTER HERE

 

Online Training

These courses and many others can be taken online at my.scouting.org.

  • Create an account - this can be done with or without your BSA membership ID.
  • If you enter your membership ID, your training records will be updated at the Council office.
  • If you are not yet registered, you can still take training.  Just print the certificate at the end of each course.
  • Submit your certificate of completion to your District Training Chair.

 

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